Re: Martin Van Buren Scribner, 1841, ILL
Sorry it has taken me years to reply!
I posted this on the Snow thread but I think it will answer your questions and provide additional information:
Perhaps I can help.I'm out of town right now but I think I can do some of this by memory.Martin Van Buren Scribner is most likely the son of Curtis Scribner and Lydia Snow.
I say this emphatically because my aunt had a bible with the names of all of the children (and maybe more) in it and had Martin as either (remember I am doing this from memory) Martin V B or Martin Van Buren.One of the things that stands out about this family is there was a least one set of twins and maybe more.
Please see Pam's response with the census information also.
Martin and Catherine had a daughter named Charlotte (who often went by Charlie and Charles).Sorry, I can’t remember the rest of their children off the top of my head.I had the hardest time convincing my family that her name really was Charlotte!
Charlotte married Henry Porter Bradley and they had several children including my grandfather Robert Earl Bradley.
This part of the family ended up in Hood County, Texas among the Graham and Arrington families (which of course are in my line too).
As far as the W with Martin it may indeed be just a census error.They are a dime a dozen.
I think the other Martin Van Buren Scribner is just a coincedence.The name Martin Van Buren was very popular during those days.Two different people with the same name.